Poroshenko hopes to meet with trump in February and urged the U.S. «to be great again»

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko hopes to meet with the elected President of the United States Donald trump in Washington next month and hopes that the new us government will continue to support Ukraine. He said this in an interview with The Wall Street Journal at the world economic forum in Davos, writes «UKRINFORM».

Poroshenko urged the U.S. «to be great again»

«First and foremost, we have strong support from both parties in the United States,» said Poroshenko, adding that «I am absolutely certain that our continued cooperation with the United States will be very effective.»

It is known that Poroshenko is planning a trip to Washington next month. He expressed hope for a meeting with his new us counterpart for the first time after their conversation, during which the President congratulated trump on his election victory in November.

«It will be my great pleasure, and I think it will be an effective meeting given my impression about the phone conversation,» he said.

According to Poroshenko, during a call, trump was very interested in what is happening in Ukraine and asked to comment on the situation in Eastern Ukraine and Crimea.

The Ukrainian leader said that over the past few weeks violence has increased in the East of Ukraine. In particular, last month 22 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and the cease-fire was broken 1,500 times.

«It is responsibility of Putin, «- said the Ukrainian leader.

As you know, President-elect of the United States as one of its main foreign policy goals decided to improve relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. During the presidential campaign he said he would reconsider the U.S. position on the illegality of the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula. He recently said that he is ready to ease sanctions against Russia as part of the deal, reducing stockpiles of nuclear weapons.

Poroshenko urged the U.S. «to be great again»

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko urged the world to counteract the Russian cyber threat and urged the US «to be great again», demonstrating leadership in the issue of global security. He stated this in an interview with Reuters on the sidelines of the world economic forum in Davos.

Poroshenko expressed doubt that Washington can turn away from Kiev, noting that trump has said publicly on compliance with obligations of the United States, and as well referred to the «promising» candidates ‘ statements in the new administration.

The President added that the necessary shared global effort to stop cyber and military aggression of Russia.

«There is a global cyber war of Russia around the world, there is a lot of evidence. This is a global threat and the world must be together to fight this danger,» he said.

Similarly, as Russian propaganda is part of the Russian hybrid war, cyber attacks are part of the Russian hybrid war, regardless of Germany or the United States,» — said the Ukrainian President.

Poroshenko also stressed the importance of NATO as a bulwark against Moscow, after the trump is excited about Europe, calling the military Alliance is «obsolete».

«NATO, mainly it is not a question of money, it is a safety issue. Russian aggression has again demonstrated that there is no other security than NATO, which was effective to stop the aggression,» he said.

And, to demonstrate its role as a global leader, the United States will have to strengthen transatlantic unity, the President said.

«America needs to be great again,» he said, repeating the campaign slogan of trump.

Poroshenko hopes to meet with trump in February and urged the U.S. «to be great again» 19.01.2017

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